Category: Wedding Inspiration Shoots
Greetings sweet readers,
So I am back at it my friends! It’s been a while and I can not believe that I haven’t shared this editorial shoot that KT Merry Photography, Maria from Dreamy Whites and I put together. I love working with people that love collaborating with others. To me this is the essence of a real wedding. Teamwork between your new soon to be parents, you and your fiancé, and sometimes your budget. Everyone working together to create something memorable.
For me this day represented the best kind of collaboration. Laughter, ideas, new friendships and beautiful simplicity.
KT had this great idea to hire an artist to paint the scene from the ceremony for the couple to have in their home as a reminder of that day. Brilliant!
I will be sharing my favorite BIY (Buy It Yourself) lavender items and one super easy DIY lavender project. I believe that DIY should be easy, beautiful, inexpensive, and useful in real life. After all what bride wants to be stuck with 12 beaded monograms…. what do you do with them?!
That is exactly what I did, little hand beaded monograms that sat on the tables…Seriously, what should I do with them?
I hope you enjoy this lavender inspiration as much as I do. Tell me what you do with lavender and maybe I will make it a BIY feature!
Photographer: KT Merry Photography / Decor/Stylist: Maria of Dreamy Whites / Hair & Makeup: Jacqueline Scott / Floral Design: Martha Andrews / Gowns: Ever After & Ivy and Aster / Headpieces: Jannie Baltzer / Invitations: Kari Dyas kadyas(at)aol(dot)com / Plein Aire Artist: Barbara Greenswieg
Greetings sweet readers,
I have a treat for you today! I have been chomping at the bit (that’s cowgirl speak for super excited) to show you this inspiration shoot KT Merry Photography and I put together. In celebration of it being featured on Style Me Pretty I wanted to do a little give away. Have you seen Abby Larson’s (the genius behind Style Me Pretty) new book? Well it is a visual feast and FULL of helpful how to’s and DIY’s that get my stamp of approval for being realistic.
So my friends you can enter to win the book Style Me Pretty Weddings by the following ways
~ “like” Aisle Candys Facebook page and leave a comment on this post that you did this.
~ Pin this post or anything on this site via the handy-dandy Pin this button. Leave a comment that you did this.
~ Leave a comment about your favorite part of the shoot here. I wanna hear what you like and want to see more of, so fill me in!
Now on to the inspiration:
This shoot took place in the historic Craneway Pavilion across the San Francisco bay. It has the most amazing views of the bay, and huge light filed windows. We wanted to shoot to reflect the individual beauty of brides, and showcase fresh hair, makeup, and gowns. That is why we looked for a location that was a bit more industrial and out of the norm for wedding locations.
We pulled a supper amazing team together and they all really did an amazing job. Mimi & Taylor were the amazing talents behind the make up and hair, and I have to say they are some if the most talented I have seen. Gowns from Ever After, Tara LaTour and Amy Kuschel were so different and stunning against the stark linen backdrops provided by Hartman Studio Rentals. PJ from Milk Glass Vintage Rentals brought her beautiful vintage finds like chairs and trunks and glassware. Karen from Lila and Sage joined us with amazing cakes and of course who can forget the bar set up. Bella Umbrella sent us the prettiest umbrellas and parasols that added such a whimsical touch to the shoot.
You can see part one of this shoot here, with some rad recipes from Lila and Sage.
Thank you so much to our amazing vendors! It was so much fun working with such a great group of creatives! A huge thank you to KT and Chad of KT Merry Photography for (once again) amazing images! And hats off to Mimi & Taylor, they truly are amazing talents.. and supper sweet too!
Photography: KT Merry Photography / Location: Craneway Pavilion / Hair & Makeup: Mimi & Taylor Assistants, Courtney and Lina / Stylist: Cynthia Chang, cynthiaschang(at)gmail(dot)com / Rentals: Milk Glass Rentals / Catering/Bar: Lila & Sage / Floral Design: Shawna Futagaki, Flower Divas / Gowns: Ever After Miami, Tara LaTour, Amy Kuschel / Parasols: Bella Umbrella Boutique / Backdrops: Hartmann Studio Rentas / Modeling agencies: Stars ~Kris JE ~ Johanna & Asia HMM ~ Gabby & Sydney
Greetings sweet readers,
I am just thrilled to be featured on Style Me Pretty today! Our last feature was for this NYC beauty. A lot has been happening around here since then, and I am so excited to share it all with you. For now take a peek at a little shoot that I had the pleasure of being involved with. With some of the most amazing creative’s around, KT Merry at the lens and possibly the most amazing location. Ireland was the backdrop and I came up with a few DIY items for this amazing inspiration shoot. I will feature the entire “DIY or BIY” (one of our new features) next week. For now scoot on over to Stlye Me Pretty some eye candy! Don’t forget to tell them how much you love it! Part 1 here, and part 2 here.
Here are the “DIY or BIY” projects that I will share with you next week.
Is anyone planing a destination wedding? I would love to hear about it!
Photography: KT Merry Photography / Photo Shoot Venue: Castle Leslie in Glaslough, Ireland / Styling: Ciara O’Halloran of Style Serendipity / Floral Design + Garlands: Carrie O’Connor of Best of Buds Flowers and Events / Wedding Cake: Sarah Bond of Celebration Cakes / Invitations, Menu, Program + Seating Chart: Slideshow Press / Chairs: Café Bar Deli / Lace Runner: Neiman Marcus / Vintage Book Favors + Lavender Toss Sachets: DIY by Sara of Aisle Candy / Irish Wolfhounds: Gerry Clarke via Irish Wolfhound Club of Ireland / Wedding Dresses: Samuelle Couture + Jenny Packham via Chic Parisian / Shoes: BHLDN / Emerald + Diamond Bracelet: Vintage via C. Madeleine’s / Flower Bracelet: Jenny Packham / Engagement Ring: Keanes Jewellers / Hair: Kelly McLean of The Vintage Bride / Makeup:Jennifer Ireland
Greetings sweet readers,
Today I have a bit of inspiration for you brought to us by Shillawna Ruffner Photography. Now they intended this to be an engagement editorial, and it is oh so lovely, but I can see how this could easily become a theme for a wedding too! I just love the ribbon that Natali Allen Production Design used on the chairs and the dress is gorgeous! I am really smitten with this color palette and the use of pocket watches. I love pocket watches, my Hubby uses one his Grandfather gave him. And can I just say that paisley may be the most underused, but fab look.
From the Photographer:
“This styled engagement shoot was inspired by the eclectic group of women who put it together. It’s a delightful mixture of boho chic elegance with a vintage flare. I love how the evening spring light and pastel hues bring an ethereal romantic feel to the images, as well as the visual appeal that the juxtaposition of the rustic backdrop and formal table setting and attire provide. We centered this session around the idea of clocks offering a symbol of what two people are promising when they say “I do”. We imagined a young man planning a romantic picnic in a secluded spot for his sweetheart where he would promise his love to her for the rest of time and ask for hers in return. I think any woman would say “yes” to such a beautiful gesture! We conceptualized the set decorations using authentic vintage fabrics for items like the draped bunting and table linens, and then added current and customized pieces to round out the collection of props and wardrobe. Some of my favorite pieces were the forged metal crane with the pocket watch dangling from it’s beak and the hand made chair tiebacks. I also loved the clothing choices our stylist made that truly blended seamlessly with the set, including the custom made bow tie worn by our male model! I can’t say enough great things about our gorgeous models! Although they aren’t actually engaged, they are a real couple and I was so impressed with their willingness to allow me to capture their genuine connection. It was a wonderful experience playing a fly on the wall with such beautiful and obviously in love people. Who knows….maybe this experience will push these two to the next step! (wink, wink)”
Thanks for sending us this sweetness Shilawna! I am off to get my mint picked and my hat ready for this afternoon…Its Derby Day!
Photographer: Shillawna Ruffner Photography / Event Designer: Natali Allen Production Design (email@example.com) / Hair Stylist: King’s Koiffures Salon / Cake Designer: Cakes, Mudpies, and Other Fun Crumbs / Personal Stylist: Cortnie Bigelow Style / DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Angela Munyer Designs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Greetings sweet readers,
So, I got an email from a film photography legend and it said “Do you like these pictures?” I almost replied, I like EVERYTHING you do! But I kept my cool and simply stated that yes, I thought they were wonderful. You see, this is what happens to a person when they find the art medium they really love about art. You get goosebumps, cold sweats, and squeals of joy are elicited. Sometimes I even weep because it seems that’s what I do when I am overly excited about something. This email led me to reevaluate how I feel about the art of wedding photography and the inspiration I share. So get ready for a great ride my friends, I am sure there will be more film in-store for you…. now on to the show.
Jose Villa teamed up with Kate of Flowerwild to create this inspiration shoot for Rouge Magazine (on Jose’s blog here). I am so loving the simple elegant setting with a “less is more” feel. Jose is an amazing artist and is an equally wonderful person. I had the pleasure to meet him at a wedding where he took a picture of my daughter and husband that I will cherish forever. It made me think about location, having a location perfectly suited to your wedding doesn’t require a year’s worth of goodie collecting to make it special and beautiful. Having this inspiration shoot at El Presidio de Santa Barbara proves to me that the location is paramount. You can have your wedding chock full of props and amazing details uniquely personal to you both, but at the end of the day if the venue has a giant satellite dish in the background of all the pictures it will…. well, it will be a bummer. In the end timeless trumps trinkets every time.
Photography: Jose Villa Design and Floral: Kate of Flowerwild Cake: Amber of Enjoy Cupcakes Gown: Claire Pettibone Hair and Makeup: Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab Talent: No Ties Management